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Do you prefer Etickets or Hard tickets?

GUEST,Guest 12 Sep 10 - 10:55 AM
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Subject: Do you prefer Etickets or Hard tickets?
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 10:55 AM

When you book tickets online for an event or festival do you prefer to have etickets that you print at home from an email or do you prefer to have physical tickets posted to you?
    Please note that anonymous posting is no longer allowed at Mudcat. Use a consistent name [in the 'from' box] when you post, or your messages risk being deleted. Guest,guest is not an acceptable user name. It has already been taken.
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    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Do you prefer Etickets or Hard tickets?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 12:28 PM

I prefer to have the hard ticket and an email confirming the purchase I can print (or save to my portable device).

~S~
USA


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Subject: RE: Do you prefer Etickets or Hard tickets?
From: olddude
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 12:45 PM

eticket, I can pick my seat, print the boarding pass at home and run right to the security check in instead of waiting in line. That is only if I am not checking my bags


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Subject: RE: Do you prefer Etickets or Hard tickets?
From: Ebbie
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 01:13 PM

eTicket, for sure. At home, I can/could lose it or leave it at home; with an eticket in hand at the airport there is no such danger. Besides at the airport, it is just one step lees needed.


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Subject: RE: Do you prefer Etickets or Hard tickets?
From: LilyFestre
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 02:45 PM

For the airplane or bus, I prefer the eTickets. For events and festivals, I like the hard ticket....sometimes they are pieces of art themselves. :) Somehow a hard ticket makes the event feel more special to me.

Michelle


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Subject: RE: Do you prefer Etickets or Hard tickets?
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 02:56 PM

I posed the question in respect of folk events and festival tickets rather than air flights.


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Subject: RE: Do you prefer Etickets or Hard tickets?
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 03:06 PM

I don't like E-tickets, period! I did like E tickets at Disneyland in the misty past.


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Subject: RE: Do you prefer Etickets or Hard tickets?
From: artbrooks
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 03:19 PM

My experience with e-tickets for events has basically involved standing in a line clutching my e-ticket to redeem it for a "real" ticket, then standing in the other line for admission to the event. The e-ticket line is often longer than the last-minute, pay cash admission line. In these circumstances, it is vastly preferable to get a ticket in the mail.


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Subject: RE: Do you prefer Etickets or Hard tickets?
From: Amos
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 04:13 PM

Mine has been very good with e-tickets. In some places you just walk up to a machine and punch in and they have all your data, and print your boarding pass, in seconds.

I like solid paper tickets for their tactile reassuring weight, but I can live with faster service instead!


A


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Subject: RE: Do you prefer Etickets or Hard tickets?
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 01:46 AM

I note the OP was talking about festivals/events etc rather than plane tickets but obviously plane travel is important for subsequent posters.

I have had experience of having an e-ticket for a flight, printing out a boarding pass and then waiting in a queue like a football match to "fastcheck" my luggage while there was a steady, fast-moving trickle at the old-fashioned ticket desk where people were handing in their hard copy tickets, getting their boarding passes, checking in their luggage and going on their merry way!

Eddie1 (without cookie)


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Subject: RE: Do you prefer Etickets or Hard tickets?
From: GUEST,LDT
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 05:27 AM

I like having the choice of both. Sometimes with gigs I like to have the physical ticket so I can go get it signed. Whereas for a Festival e-ticket is better as you re-deem it for a wristband anyway.


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Subject: RE: Do you prefer Etickets or Hard tickets?
From: GUEST,PeterC
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 07:56 AM

Having worked at gigs that use Wegottickets for booking I find plusses and minuses.

(minus) The ticket takes longer to process as it has to be cross checked against the list from the sales company
(plus) Allows a small venue to take credit card bookings
(plus) Saves the organiser from evenings enveloping and mailing hard tickets
(minus?) Customer gets stung with a booking fee. A plus for the organiser as they don't pay credit card handling charges or agency fee.
(plus) Bookings can be made far closer to the event
(minus) Some people won't use cards on line so some advance bookings may be lost

If the banks get their way and abolish cheques then promoters will be forced into more use of ebooking agencies.

Personally I can't say that I am bothered either way.


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Subject: RE: Do you prefer Etickets or Hard tickets?
From: GUEST,box-box
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 11:56 AM

So are there etiquettes for using etickets?

(Sounds like a Les Barker line...)


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Subject: RE: Do you prefer Etickets or Hard tickets?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 12:12 PM

I prefer Ed Trickett.


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Subject: RE: Do you prefer Etickets or Hard tickets?
From: olddude
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 12:17 PM

I fly alot, maybe once a month or so. For me eticket is the only way to go. However, here is the big however, Delta now hold back seating to the tune of 20% forcing the ticket counter to issue the seat. That is I go online print my boarding pass and yup, it comes up with "seat request" which mean I have to go to the counter anyway to get my seat confirmed. Completely negates what the eticket was suppose to be. Now this seems to only happen when I don't check a bag and pay their stupid 25 buck fee and only have my carry on. If I check my bag .. yup get my seat .. so it depends on the carrier anymore.


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